Introduction

The guide will show you how to remove the motherboard from the laptop. The process requires a lot of disarming, and a place to safely deposit screws is recommended.

  1. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (11) eleven 5.4 mm screws from the back panel. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (11) eleven 5.4 mm screws from the back panel.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (11) eleven 5.4 mm screws from the back panel.

  2. Using a plastic opening tool, pull out the back panel from the laptop. Using a plastic opening tool, pull out the back panel from the laptop.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pull out the back panel from the laptop.

  3. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (2) 5.4 mm screws. Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard. Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (2) 5.4 mm screws.

    • Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

  4. Pull the battery outward and remove it from the rest of the laptop.
    • Pull the battery outward and remove it from the rest of the laptop.

  5. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (3) three 3 mm screws. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (3) three 3 mm screws.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (3) three 3 mm screws.

  6. Use a plastic opening tool as a lever to separate the hard drive from its casing . Use a plastic opening tool as a lever to separate the hard drive from its casing .
    • Use a plastic opening tool as a lever to separate the hard drive from its casing .

  7. Carefully, using your hand, remove the hard drive from the laptop. Carefully, using your hand, remove the hard drive from the laptop.
    • Carefully, using your hand, remove the hard drive from the laptop.

  8. Remove the 5.4 mm Phillips #0 screw holding the Wireless Network Card. The network card will pop up by itself. The network card will pop up by itself.
    • Remove the 5.4 mm Phillips #0 screw holding the Wireless Network Card.

    • The network card will pop up by itself.

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  10. Grab the network card and gently pull it out. Grab the network card and gently pull it out.
    • Grab the network card and gently pull it out.

  11. Pull out  the RAM metallic cover. Pull out  the RAM metallic cover.
    • Pull out the RAM metallic cover.

  12. Grab the black insulating tape  and pull it out. Grab the black insulating tape  and pull it out.
    • Grab the black insulating tape and pull it out.

  13. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (6) six fan screws from the device. (5) Five copper and (1) one silver Phillips #0 5.4mm screws.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (6) six fan screws from the device.

    • (5) Five copper and (1) one silver Phillips #0 5.4mm screws.

    • Disconnect the fan from the motherboard.

  14. Unplug the Fan connector from its socket on the motherboard. Unplug the Fan connector from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Unplug the Fan connector from its socket on the motherboard.

  15. Carefully remove the fan from the laptop. Carefully remove the fan from the laptop.
    • Carefully remove the fan from the laptop.

  16. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (2) two 5.4 mm Phillips screws. Disconnect these connectors from the motherboard.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (2) two 5.4 mm Phillips screws.

    • Disconnect these connectors from the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the four ribbon cables from the motherboard.

    • Unscrew and remove the (2) two Phillips #0 screws.

  17. Lift up the black latch of the ribbon cable with the brown tab on top by holding the cable  in to the motherboard. Grab  the tab with  a pair of pliers and pull out the cable. Grab  the tab with  a pair of pliers and pull out the cable.
    • Lift up the black latch of the ribbon cable with the brown tab on top by holding the cable in to the motherboard.

    • Grab the tab with a pair of pliers and pull out the cable.

  18. Lift the beige  latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab by holding the cable in to the motherboard, and with a pair of tweezers, pull out the cable. Lift the beige  latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab by holding the cable in to the motherboard, and with a pair of tweezers, pull out the cable. Lift the beige  latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab by holding the cable in to the motherboard, and with a pair of tweezers, pull out the cable.
    • Lift the beige latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab by holding the cable in to the motherboard, and with a pair of tweezers, pull out the cable.

  19. Lift up the black latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab at the lower right corner of the motherboard and disconnect it with a pair of tweezers. Grab the tab and pull out the cable. Grab the tab and pull out the cable.
    • Lift up the black latch of the ribbon cable with the blue tab at the lower right corner of the motherboard and disconnect it with a pair of tweezers.

    • Grab the tab and pull out the cable.

  20. Locate the last ribbon cable with a blue tab and lift the beige latch holding the cable in to the motherboard. With a pair of tweezers grab the tab and remove the cable. With a pair of tweezers grab the tab and remove the cable.
    • Locate the last ribbon cable with a blue tab and lift the beige latch holding the cable in to the motherboard.

    • With a pair of tweezers grab the tab and remove the cable.

  21. Lift the black latch of the black connector  at the top left corner of the motherboard by holding it in to the motherboard. Grab the cable and pull it outwards to remove it.
    • Lift the black latch of the black connector at the top left corner of the motherboard by holding it in to the motherboard.

    • Grab the cable and pull it outwards to remove it.

  22. Pull the wire besides the brown tab ribbon cable out and disconnect it. Pull the wire besides the brown tab ribbon cable out and disconnect it.
    • Pull the wire besides the brown tab ribbon cable out and disconnect it.

  23. Grab the small black connector by the RAM module and disconnect it from the motherboard. Grab the small black connector by the RAM module and disconnect it from the motherboard.
    • Grab the small black connector by the RAM module and disconnect it from the motherboard.

  24. Unplug the remaining connector besides the RAM module and remove it from the motherboard. Unplug the remaining connector besides the RAM module and remove it from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the remaining connector besides the RAM module and remove it from the motherboard.

  25. Gently grab the motherboard and pull it up lightly. Then pull it towards you and remove the motherboard. Gently grab the motherboard and pull it up lightly. Then pull it towards you and remove the motherboard.
    • Gently grab the motherboard and pull it up lightly. Then pull it towards you and remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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